Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today.
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The God of glory walks His round. Bishop R. Heber. [Septuagesima.] Published in his posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 44, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and is based on the Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard. It is in common use in its original form; as "The God of mercy warns us all," in Kennedy, 1863; and as “The God of Glory looks around" in others.
First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…
Display Title: The God Of Glory Walks His RoundFirst Line: The God of Glory walks His roundTune Title: DUKE STEETAuthor: Reginald Heber, 1783-1826Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (London: J. Murray, 1827)